July 17, 2017
Rode this from Breck, up the ski resort on dirt access roads, took a right on Wheeler trail and up the switchbacks to the saddle, then turned back around and rode Wheeler into the Crystal Basin, onto Burro Trail, and right back to where we started. The climb up the resort/road is a beast, no doubt about that. Taking Wheeler up to the saddle was really cool, with a hike-a-bike up the switchbacks. Riding down that hike-a-bike was awesome/terrifying. Then riding Wheeler singletrack into Crystal Basin was unreal singletrack! Above treeline, sidecut, silly-fast trail that ultimately gets more technical the farther down you get. Insane views up top, before the descent. Then riding Burro is a fast, kinda technical way to finish the ride (look out for hikers on weekends). Great adventure ride all around, and a big day.